Here Are 3 Fun New ‘Be Like Mike’ Gatorade Ads to Go With the Remastered One

And it's the music that's the star

Can we be even more like Mike?

Gatorade's 50th anniversary celebration continues with three spots from TBWA\Chiat\Day, each reimagining the iconic Michael Jordan-inspired "Be Like Mike" jingle we've been humming for nearly a quarter century.

An impressively remastered version of the original Bayer Bess Vanderwarker ad from 1992 was unveiled last month during the NBA's All-Star weekend. Visuals from that spot appear in these three new commercials, but each has its own unique vibe.

"Groove Like Mike," my favorite, feels like the '70s, with retro-cool animations and a righteously funky take on the song. "Move Like Mike" finds gym rats, inspired by footage of No. 23 playing on monitors around the place, working out and scrimmaging to subtly insistent beats. (Maybe the NBA will adopt that backboard video screen to blast ads during games.) "Dream Like Mike" shows a kid playing driveway hoops against MJ, a bold mix of "Be Like Mike" driving him to new heights.

The clips are fun, multilayered and reward multiple plays. Animal Music did a fine job with the remixes, giving all three versions a fresh sound while staying true to the spirit of the original. There's just one problem. Now, that damn song will be stuck in my head for at least another 23 years!

CREDITS

—Move Like Mike (:90)
Client: Gatorade
Chief Marketing Officer: Morgan Flatley
Senior Director, Consumer Engagement: Molly Carter
Director of Digital Strategy: Jeff Miller
Senior Marketing Manager, Digital: Abhishek Jadon
Assistant Marketing Manager, Digital: Nicki Granadier
Director, Sports Partnerships: Jeff Chieng
Sports Marketing Manager: Jonathan Kander
Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day
Chief Creative Officer: Stephen Butler
Executive Creative Director: Brent Anderson
Creative Director: Renato Fernandez
Copywriter: Scott Cleveland
Art Director: Pierce Thiot
Director Of Production: Brian O'Rourke
Executive Producer: Sarah Patterson
Associate Producer: Garrison Askew
Managing Director: Peter Ravailhe
Brand Director: Simon Nicholls
Branded Entertainment Manager: Marc Johns
Account Supervisor: Robyn Morris
Sports Marketing Manager: Erika Buder
Project Manager: Parker Adame
Group Planning Director: Scott MacMaster
Planning Director: Martin Ramos
Planner: Matt Bataclan
Director Of Business Affairs: Linda Daubson
Business Affairs Manager: Laura Drabkin
Talent Payment Manager: Mirielle Smith
Director, Traffic Operations: Dessiah Maxwell
Senior Traffic Operations Manager: Judy Brill
Production Company: 1stAveMachine
Creative Director: Tomi Dieguez
Directors: Can Can Club / Diego Berakha
Executive Producer/Partner: Sam Penfield
Head of Production: Lisanne McDonald
Senior Producer: Malú Rodríguez
Production Company Buenos Aires: Tronco
Executive Producer: Lautaro Brunatti / Leticia Christoph
Line Producer: Lucio Fiorentini
Art Director: The Art Brothers
DOP: Juan Maglione
Postproduction: Mate Post
Music Production Company: Animal Music

—Groove Like Mike (:60)
Client: Gatorade
Chief Marketing Officer: Morgan Flatley
Senior Director, Consumer Engagement: Molly Carter
Director of Digital Strategy: Jeff Miller
Senior Marketing Manager, Digital: Abhishek Jadon
Assistant Marketing Manager, Digital: Nicki Granadier
Director, Sports Partnerships: Jeff Chieng
Sports Marketing Manager: Jonathan Kander
Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day
Chief Creative Officer: Stephen Butler
Executive Creative Director: Brent Anderson
Creative Director: Renato Fernandez
Copywriter: Scott Cleveland
Art Director: Pierce Thiot
Director Of Production: Brian O'Rourke
Executive Producer: Sarah Patterson
Associate Producer: Garrison Askew
Managing Director: Peter Ravailhe
Brand Director: Simon Nicholls
Branded Entertainment Manager: Marc Johns
Account Supervisor: Robyn Morris
Sports Marketing Manager: Erika Buder
Project Manager: Parker Adame
Group Planning Director: Scott MacMaster
Planning Director: Martin Ramos
Planner: Matt Bataclan
Director Of Business Affairs: Linda Daubson
Business Affairs Manager: Laura Drabkin
Talent Payment Manager: Mirielle Smith
Director, Traffic Operations: Dessiah Maxwell
Senior Traffic Operations Manager: Judy Brill
Production Company: 1stAveMachine
Creative Director Tomi Dieguez
Directors Gato / Gianlucca Fallone for The Rancho
Executive Producer/Partner Sam Penfield
Head of Production Lisanne McDonald
Senior Producer Malu Rodrigugez
Production Company Buenos Aires: Tronco
Executive Producer: Lautaro Brunatti / Leticia Christoph
Line Producer: Lucio Fiorentini
Art Director: Gianlucca Fallone for The Rancho
2D Animation leads: Federico Radero / Pedro Blumenbaum
Postproduction: Tronco
Music Production Company: Animal Music

—Dream Like Mike (:60)
Client: Gatorade
Chief Marketing Officer: Morgan Flatley
Senior Director, Consumer Engagement: Molly Carter
Director of Digital Strategy: Jeff Miller
Senior Marketing Manager, Digital: Abhishek Jadon
Assistant Marketing Manager, Digital: Nicki Granadier
Director, Sports Partnerships: Jeff Chieng
Sports Marketing Manager: Jonathan Kander
Agency: TBWA\Chiat\Day
Chief Creative Officer: Stephen Butler
Executive Creative Director: Brent Anderson
Creative Director: Renato Fernandez
Copywriter: Scott Cleveland
Art Director: Pierce Thiot
Director Of Production: Brian O'Rourke
Executive Producer: Sarah Patterson
Associate Producer: Garrison Askew
Managing Director: Peter Ravailhe
Brand Director: Simon Nicholls
Branded Entertainment Manager: Marc Johns
Account Supervisor: Robyn Morris
Sports Marketing Manager: Erika Buder
Project Manager: Parker Adame
Group Planning Director: Scott MacMaster
Planning Director: Martin Ramos
Planner: Matt Bataclan
Director Of Business Affairs: Linda Daubson
Business Affairs Manager: Laura Drabkin
Talent Payment Manager: Mirielle Smith
Director, Traffic Operations: Dessiah Maxwell
Senior Traffic Operations Manager: Judy Brill
Production Company: 1stAveMachine
Creative Director Tomi Dieguez
Director Gato
Executive Producer/Partner Sam Penfield
Head of Production Lisanne McDonald
Senior Producer Malu Rodrigugez
Production Company Buenos Aires: Tronco
Executive Producer: Lautaro Brunatti / Leticia Christoph
Line Producer: Lucio Fiorentini
Art Director: Choppy Casariego
DOP: Juan Maglione
Postproduction: Tronco
Music Production Company: Animal Music